Paul, as the fire was lit ready for the Maggie's centre Nottingham fundraising fire walk! He looks a bit nervous to me. 
 
The embers have died down and he's ready to fire walk as the final phase of our fundraising efforts for Nov 2018 in my mum's memory. #TeamChristine 
 
My friend Sara and Paul as they start their fire walk training to raise money for Maggie's Nottingham. Luckily for both of them orange is one of their colours.  
 
OMG! He's actually walking on fire...so proud! 
 
Enjoying the post fire walk refreshments. 
 
Bit mucky post fire walk but no blisters 
 
The total raised in advance from the Swish and donated directly to The Wigan and Leigh Hospice who looked after my so wonderfully. Plus gift aid to be added to this total...there's also Paul's fire walk Money to which I added the raffle profits from the Swish which made his total over £600 for Maggie's Nottingham. 
 
The reason why our fundraising during 2017 was such a personal cause. #TeamChristine 
 
When you get the bug and book in dates to do it all over again in 2018....save the dates (and your clothes) Saturday 3rd March and 29th Sept 2018. These Swish events are a great thing to follow on after a wardrobe weed, colour analysis or style workshop. 
 
Tania AKA The Sherwood Seamstress ready to talk business at the Swish 11.11.17 with the local Nottingham ladies.  
 
Pre Swishing refreshments and chat 11.11.17 
 
Pre Swishing refreshments and chat 11.11.17 
 
Here's a photo of Vicky at our Athena Nottingham networking group wearing 2 of her swish items- scarf and cardi. Looking great! 
 
 
A small selection of some of the 44 amazing raffle prizes we secured from local businesses across Nottingham and the East Midlands. Thanks to everyone for being so generous.  
 
A photo of Deborah looking fabulous in one of her swishes.  
 
3 Clients all in one room at a 4N Networking Nottingham lunch meeting! Incidentally all spring palettes. 
 
Until I was self employed I had no idea that people all over the country met up for breakfast meetings and talked business! Sue McFarlane in her spring palette, me in my winter one. over in Newark early one morning. 
 
Jacqui looking fabulous in her autumn palette at our Athena networking afternoon tea at Colwick Hall, Nottingham. 
 
Our second SWISH fundraiser in full swing 11.11.17 raising money for the hospice that looked after my mum plus Maggie's Nottingham, Cancer Research & Notts Hospice 
 
Enjoying the pre swish refreshments. 11.11.17 
 
More happy pre swishers 11.11.17 
 
This is my long standing friend of over 30 years, Tania aka The Sherwood Seamstress. She attended the Swish to be on hand if anyone needed alterations doing in Nottingham and the surrounding areas. 
 
I did a 15 minute presentation about the 6 Style Personalities prior to the actual swishing. And who says big girls shouldn't wear stripes?  
 
When you find a pre loved Radley bag in your favourite spring palette colour!  
 
Getting serious as I explain about warm and cool colours during step 2 of my 5 Steps to Effortless Style workshop in Oct at the Park Inn Nottingham. 
 
Photo credit Jo Welch Photography 
 
My ladies at 5 Steps Oct 2017 remembering that a flat arm is a fat arm when posing for photos.  
 
 
Photo credit Jo Welch Photography 
 
An action shot as we played Capsule Concept Bingo during Step 4 which blew their minds! 72 outfits from 12 items? Impossible? Oh no, not when you know how... 
Photo credit Jo Welch Photography 
 
Here are a few of the comments from my 5 Steps workshop 18 Oct 2017. 
Fun, interactive, eye opening. An adventure! 
Fun, inspiring, uplifting, real. 
Phenomenal, extremely informative. 
Fabulous, money well spent and so much information. Really enjoyable. 
 
 
Here I'm using my pink sparkly bag to explain about the importance of balance and proportion at my 5 Steps to Effortless style workshop.  
 
Photo credit Jo Welch Photography 
 
Oooooh the concentration - everyone enjoys the cutting and sticking element of my 5 Steps to Effortless style workshop during step 2: colour.  
 
Photo credit Jo Welch Photography 
 
RubyDog investigating my bags all ready for my 5 Steps to Effortless Style Workshop 
 
So...There's string, a tape measure, paper plates... 
 
If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, swims like a duck...it probably is a duck! My little friend who helps with Step 1 of the 5 Steps. 
 
The cutting and sticking stage (Step 2) of my 5 Steps workshop - this was the COOL table. 
 
The cutting and sticking stage (Step 2) of my 5 Steps workshop - this was the WARM table. 
 
Caption competition lol! This is the final stage of my 5 Steps workshop - a make up demo. 
 
What is style? A bit of group discussion in Step 1 
 
Some of the ladies at 5 Steps to Effortless Style Jan 2017, looking a bit nervous before we start. 
 
Some of the ladies at 5 Steps Jan 2017, looking a bit nervous before we start. 
 
Our 21 Day Challenge meet up at the pub in Sherwood, Nottingham Jan 2017 
 
Posh crisps and goody bags at the ready for our 21 Day Challenge meet up June 2017 
 
A few of the ladies at the 21 Day Challenge meet up June 2017. 
 
21 Day Challenge meet up June 2017 
 
A small selection of the amazing prizes that were donated for my Super Swish Fundraiser March 2017 
 
Swishing in action. 
 
Swish in full swing. 
 
Jo Welch our official photographer for the SWISH taking time out with Alison who had a stall at the event. 
 
Some jewellery that had been brought along to SWISH. 
 
Drawing the raffle prizes!  
 
Vesse in full concentration mode mid swish. 
 
And the winner is... 
 
We had some many generous prizes donated for the raffle - I think we had prizes almost to the value of £5K!!! 
 
We had cream teas and lots of cakes. 
 
I felt very proud and emotional to have raised over £1700 for Cancer Research and my mum's local hospice.  
 
Linda,Pauline and Chris sorting out the refreshments. 
 
Prize winners 
 
Katherine the Nottingham Herbalist chatting to Beki of Fusion Therapy 
 
Design work for fashion textiles circa 1990 
 
Design work for fashion textiles circa 1990 
 
Design work for fashion textiles circa 1995 
 
Fashion drawings from 1983 
 
Life drawing from 1983 
 
10 minute sketches 1983 
 
Printed designs Miss Selfridge and Oasis 1990 
 
Design work for Sock Shop 1992 I think 
 
Design work for Sock Shop 1992 I think 
 
Sketchbook work early 1990's 
 
Sketchbook work early 1990's 
 
Sketchbook work early 1990's. 
 
Notts TV 6.30 Show Sept 2016 
 
Me on the sofa Notts TV 6.30 Show 
 
Another one of my Notts TV appearances 
 
Here's me and Vicky Stanton at a conference Sep2016 during the first ever 21 Day Challenge - stripes day! 
 
I'm often invited onto BBC Radio Nottingham to chat about style and other stuff as a Loose Lady with lovely Mark Dennison 
 
Here's me breaking all the style rules for an apple with my 50's style dress at my sister's wedding. 
 
Collaborating with fellow style guru to present a workshop to the ladies at Henpicked.net. 
 
The cutting and sticking stage of my first workshop May 2015. 
 
All set for a make up workshop. 
 
Here's Liane whose make up I did for her professional head shots. 
 
Here's Mary whose make up I did for her professional head shots. 
 
Here's Grainne whose make up I did for her professional head shots.. 
 
Here's Mandy whose make up I did for her professional head shots wearing her summer colours. 
 
This is Nicky snapped at my house after I'd done her make up. 
 
This is Maxine having had her colours and make up done, she's Autumn. 
 
I worked with Jackie to help her prepare for an interview, she had a colour analysis consultation, a shopping trip and her make up done. Here's a snap I took after her make up session. 
 
Wendy had a colour analysis session and make up done - this is a snap I took on my phone. She then went on to buy her mum and two daughters colour consultations as Christmas presents! 
 
This is Jo Welch, a local photographer who I often collaborate with. These are her favourite colours from her Spring swatch.